JPL
Posts: 118
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:58 pm

See my signature.

Got Alpine speakers and with a 3D printed adapter found in this forum, bigger ones in the back.

They sound better than the stock ones
2016 Spark EV w/CCS
Front Speakers: Alpine 4" (SPS410)
Back Speakers: Alpine 5X7" (SPS517) w 3D print adapters

17 " Rims
F: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 205/40R17
B: Hankook 205/45R17

2020 Kia E-Soul

2000 Honda Insight MT

sachan0101
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:29 am

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Sat May 18, 2019 7:18 pm

After some reading, I did the following speaker upgrade for my 2015 spark EV:

front: JBL GTO429 (RMS 5W-50W or 35W, 3 ohms) from Amazon for $46.95
rear: Pioneer TS-A4676R (30W nominal, 4 ohms) from sonicelectronix.com for $44.99
cable (for rear speakers): Meta 72-9300 from sonicelectronix.com for $5.99 x 2

Overall these speakers produce much-improved sound than that came from the stock ones. Because of their size, there is not really much bass that can be produced by these smaller speakers. I do think a subwoofer is needed for a fuller and more satisfying sound. Anyway, I am happy about the result for now.

;)

Engineear
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:47 pm

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Sun May 19, 2019 9:01 am

I think the stock speakers do a good enough job. To each his own.

LiLspark
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:12 pm

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 pm

JPL wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:58 pm
See my signature.

Got Alpine speakers and with a 3D printed adapter found in this forum, bigger ones in the back.

They sound better than the stock ones
hi do you have a link to this 3d printed part?. I too would like to upgrade the speakers in my 2015 spark ev

JPL
Posts: 118
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:43 pm

2016 Spark EV w/CCS
Front Speakers: Alpine 4" (SPS410)
Back Speakers: Alpine 5X7" (SPS517) w 3D print adapters

17 " Rims
F: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 205/40R17
B: Hankook 205/45R17

2020 Kia E-Soul

2000 Honda Insight MT

LiLspark
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:12 pm

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am

awesome that looks cool. I don't own a 3d printer nor do I have space. Can you buy this part from somewhere?.

thanks

musterdbom
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:32 am

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:13 am

New to me 2016 owner here. I just want to thank all of you for setting my expectations SO LOW for the audio quality of this car. After reading/researching adding speakers/amps/subwoofers etc, I was pleasantly surprised at how decent it sounds in factory form haha.
2016 Spark ev 2LT white

JMenacker
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:51 pm
Location: Martinsburg, WV

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:54 am

I daily drive a 2015 LT2 and agree that the sound system seems quite adequate to me. I listen at home when sound quality is a significant factor.

Then again, we all have differing priorities.

Joe M in WV

JAMMan
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:34 am

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:55 am

Installed a compact / Low-profile subwoofer inside the EVSE storage area in trunk floor! My car did not come with the OEM EVSE charger, so I repurposed the space for this sub! A little cutting of the foam created a nice secure storage spot.

Model is Sound Storm LOPRO8. It's about half the cost of the Pioneer Unit most were using and has roughly double the RMS wattage rating.
Overall it's completely adequate. It rounds out the sound system nicely, and makes me forget the stock paper speakers are so bad. I don't feel like I need upgraded front/rear speakers with this addition.

It's the best compromise I could have hoped for because it just wasn't worth losing 50% of the trunk for some extra bass, this sounds the same or better than most car built-in subwoofer's I've had. It's very efficient for price/space/sound/power consumption.

*EDIT - Well the images hosted on IMGUR don't seem to be working? Here's the album: https://imgur.com/a/T9qIub9

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TheLondonBroiler
Posts: 201
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:25 am

Re: Aftermarket speakers?

Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:37 am

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JAMMan wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:55 am
It's the best compromise I could have hoped for because it just wasn't worth losing 50% of the trunk for some extra bass, this sounds the same or better than most car built-in subwoofer's I've had. It's very efficient for price/space/sound/power consumption.

*EDIT - Well the images hosted on IMGUR don't seem to be working? Here's the album: https://imgur.com/a/T9qIub9
Very well done! That being said, I like having at least a 110v EVSE along with me. I've noticed there is a fair amount of voids under the hood. Maybe a sealed bag containing such might be an idea you'd entertain, should you decide it would offer you better piece of mind (I've aired some questionable ideas before of this forum, and this is likely another one to add to the list).

Btw, your photos didn't show because they didn't have the .jpg link extension (ex: https://i.imgur.com/wZc5FsB.jpg). I hope you or anyone else minds me showing them. If so, you should be able to edit your post, and I'll do so as well.
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 46,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
0-40k mile efficiency avg - 5.3 mi/kwh

2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 57,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles
Lifetime efficiency avg - 4.6 mi/kwh

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